Mark Day School
39 Trellis Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Learning Commons

Our two-story Learning Commons, or library, holds more than 15,000 volumes for both recreational reading and research purposes. Our full-time Director of the Learning Commons and staff work with students in all grades on specific projects and upon teacher request.

The Learning Commons is a place where books are deeply valued and cherished. The love of reading is fostered through the promotion of quality children’s literature and storytelling, while we also embrace the best technology available. Students are encouraged and taught to be responsible users of media and to rely on information literacy tools in the procurement and use of all appropriate resources.

Lower Learning Commons

In the Lower Learning Commons, students primarily in grades kindergarten through 3rd meet for regularly scheduled classes with our Director of Learning Commons to further their reading and research skills. In our 20,000+ volumes of reading materials, there are books for every student to read and enjoy. Bookcases and tables sit on wheels so the space can adapt to the needs of every class and foster collaboration.

Upper Learning Commons

In the Upper Learning Commons, students primarily in grades 4th through 8th utilize the space for reading and research. Vibrant circular couches sit on wheels for easy movement to adapt to every need and to create the most efficient learning environment. There are also two quiet study rooms for small group collaboration and one-on-one tutoring.